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North Spokane family displaced by house fire

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A fire ripped through a home in north Spokane Sunday. A fire ripped through a home in north Spokane Sunday.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

A fire broke out in North Spokane while a family is cooking Sunday afternoon

It happened on Houghton Ct, and firefighters say the cause was a pot of oil on the back porch. The flames tore through the back porch all the way to the front of the home, but thankfully, no one was injured.

The Tran family has to stay elsewhere while figuring out what the next steps are. But they say it was a frightening to see how quickly the flames moved.

“I heard outside like popping! And I don't know what was going on,” says David Tran.

He and his wife were in the kitchen at the time. Tran told his wife to call 911.

He saw the flames on the back porch and ran back in to get his wife.

“I told her get out of the house. It's too late right now,” he says.

As they were leaving, Tran says she fell and he had to carry her out of the house because she was having a panic attack. They didn’t have time to get anything else out.

“It just happened too fast. My dad prioritized getting out,” Dat, Tran’s son, says.

For them, they're happy they have each other to get through this.

“We're just thankful that no one else was hurt in this,” Dat says.

The family says they’re really grateful for the firefighters’ hard work in battling this blaze.

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